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The Effect Of The Powerful Demolishing Equipment On The Remaining Part Of The Concrete Bridge

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SM000061

Volume

46

Pages

9

Published

2000

Size

654 kb

Author(s)

R. Masih, T. Wang & G. Zahid

Abstract

The effect of the powerful demolishing equipment on the remaining part of the concrete bridge R. Masih*, T. Wang^G. Zahid^ ' Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering ^ Department of Mathematics * Engineering Consultant, University of Connecticut, USA. Abstract Given a 1000 ft. concrete bridge scheduled for renovation, in which the deck and its side parapet walls will be replaced. New England Transportation Consortium (NETC) decided to make further use of this project to find what effect will the heavy demolition tools have on the concrete to remain. The goal is to find out how much do the experimental results agree with the analytical results. In order to accomplish such a goal, numerous strain gages were installed in the vicinity of the demolition areas to measure the effect of the demolition on the adjacent areas. The gages are connected to data acquisition equipment, which is connected to a lap top computer to save all the acquired data. In the analytical part the ene

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